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Brian Harman
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With a dramatic birdie from long-range on the 72nd hole Sunday, Brain Harman took the clubhouse lead at the Wells Fargo Championship and then won moments later.

Brian Harman holes massive birdie putt on final hole, wins Wells Fargo Championship

With Dustin Johnson and Pat Perez tied for the clubhouse lead late at the Wells Fargo Championship, Brian Harman had one hole to play.

His goal was to take the clubhouse lead at 10 under by making birdie at the par-5 18th, or at worst sneak away with a par, join the party at 9 under and hope for a playoff.

Harman made the 18th a lot of work and was faced with a 28-footer for birdie.

Here's what he did with it:

As it turns out, after Jon Rahm failed to chip in for eagle moments later, that putt won Harman the golf tournament.

It's his second win on the PGA Tour to go along with his 2014 John Deere Classic triumph.

John Daly
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John Daly, on his way to his first win since 2004, was sure to make time for the late Arnold Palmer as he walked to the 18th green at the Insperity Invitational.

John Daly, 51, won the Insperity Invitational on Sunday -- his first victory since the 2004 Buick Invitational on the PGA Tour.

As a tribute to Arnold Palmer this week, the King's famous umbrella logo was painted on the 18th fairway at the Woodlands, site of the Insperity Invitational.

While Daly was strolling to the 18th green, surely overcome with emotion as he was about to win for the first time in 13 years, he still made time to pay homage to Palmer.

When Daly reached the umbrella logo, he went down on his knees and gave it a kiss:

Moments later, it was sweet victory for the 1991 PGA Champion:

Then it was time to celebrate:


May 7, 2017 - 4:42pm
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Pat Perez
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Pat Perez was sure he missed a makeable birdie putt in the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship on Sunday. And then a funny thing happened... it dropped in.

You ever have one of those moments in a round of golf where you know you just missed a putt that you should have made and, as you're walking to the hole in disgust, the ball inexplicably drops in and you know you just stole one from the Golf Gods?

Yeah, well, that just happened to Pat Perez at the Wells Fargo Championship:

Great stuff. Love the walk of shame to go tap in before the ball even stops rolling and then the lightbulb goes off like, "Wait a second... this might drop in for birdie!"

And, it does.

May 7, 2017 - 3:51pm
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Jon Rahm
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Jon Rahm, already a winner on the PGA Tour this season, could be in line for win No. 2 on Sunday thanks to shots like this one.

Jon Rahm, 22, is quickly making a name for himself on the PGA Tour.

One of the game's brightest young stars -- already with a win this year at Torrey Pines -- is in position to pick off his second career win on Sunday in the Wells Fargo Championship.

Rahm was even-par for the day when he reached the par-4 10th hole at Eagle Point.

Just off the green after his approach shot, Rahm went ahead and did this:

Thanks to that birdie, he's one shot off the pace at the moment.

Rahm, it seems, is a player you can expect to see on European Ryder Cup teams for years and years to come.

May 7, 2017 - 2:34pm
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Phil Mickelson
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Phil Mickelson was at it again with his wedge magic on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Championship. Check out this effort from a greenside bunker.

We've known, pretty much forever, that Phil Mickelson is an absolute magician with his wedges.

His latest example was this amazing bunker shot at the short, par-4 seventh hole at Eagle Point during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship on Sunday:

Are you kidding me? What an unbelievable shot.

Mickelson would tap that in for an easy birdie (OK... he "made it look easy" is what we mean to say) to get back to even par for the day. At 4 under for the tournament, he was trailing co-leaders Pat Perez and Jon Rahm by four shots.

May 7, 2017 - 1:44pm
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John Daly
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John Daly is looking for his first victory since the 2004 Buick Invitational.

John Daly hasn't held the lead on the PGA Tour or PGA Tour Champions with one round to play since the 2005 WGC-American Express Championship at TPC Harding Park, where he lost a playoff to Tiger Woods.

Until today.

Daly, looking for his first victory on the 50-and-over circuit, began the final round of the Insperity Invitational at the Woodlands in Texas with a one-shot lead on Kenny Perry.

RELATED: Track John Daly's final round here

For those wondering how Daly, whose last win came at the 2004 Buick Invitational, might handle the final-round presser, how about this? He began the final round with an eagle (below), parred the second and birdied the third to extend his lead to three shots.

Not bad at all.

In all, the recently-turned 51-year-old Daly collected five wins on the PGA Tour, highlight by two majors -- the 1991 PGA Championship and the 1995 Open Championship.

There's no doubt he would make for a very popular winner on the PGA Tour Champions this week... or any week.